From our Correspondent
DIGBOI, April 9: As part of the already existing provision of Assam Police, an ad-hoc Digboi garik Committee, which had been lying dormant for several years, was re-constituted on Thursday at a meeting organized at the AOD Welfare Centre under the initiative of Digboi Police Station.
The meeting, which was chaired by Hitendrath Sarmah, former Principal of Margherita College and a senior jourlist of Digboi Press Club, prepared and discussed at length its objectives in the presence of Dr Pradip Saikia, SDPO Margherita, Tarun Hazarika, president of AOC Labour Union, Punya Saikia, literary figure and social worker of Digboi, Ajit Borah, president of Digboi Tha Committee and Jiten Dutta, secretery of Digboi Unyan Samity.
However, with the objectives in hands to achieve the desired means, an 18-member committee headed by Hitendrath Sarmah as president was reconstituted. Meanwhile, Laxman Sharma, general secretary of Digboi Press Club, and Ella Dutta were unimously selected as the joint secretaries to steer the committee towards its objectives. Punya Saikia and Tarun Hazarika were selected as the vice-presidents of the ad-hoc committee.
Following the objective briefing by Khurshid Ali, Inspector of Digboi Police Station, Dr Pradip Saikia reiterated the historical background, role, function and significance of the garik Committee as existing in the provision of Assam Police to realize the ultimate social goals as cherished, including the rule of law.
While rrating the membership criteria of the committee, Saikia expected that a sub-committee would soon be formed in all the wards within the township for its effectiveness in assisting the police in resolving social complicacies, maintaining peace, and combating anti-social activities in everyday life, besides bridging the existing gap between the public and police.
Appreciating the concept of garik Committee, Jiten Dutta, Bhaskar Jibon Boruah, former DTC chairman and several other speakers urged the committee to play an active role in checking anti-social activities in the oil township, including drug mece, reckless driving, use of mobile phones while driving and alcohol consumption.